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Can You Reshape Your Brain’s Response To Pain?

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Can You Reshape Your Brain’s Response To Pain?

Around 50 million Americans experience chronic pain, and while it is generally understood to be caused by a physical injury, accident or damage from an illness, new research finds that there is another source of chronic pain.

In fact, repeated exposure to psychological trauma or deep anxiety and depression can leave a lasting physical impact on the brain. It is especially evident when adverse life experiences happen in a person’s childhood and imprint on a person’s brain and body, taking shape as chronic pain later on in life. New therapies and treatment options are becoming available to help address this issue, and you can read more about them over at NPR.